Actor, Producer, Marketer
I'm an actress who — despite my roots as a die-hard Packer-backing Wisconsin girl — loves living the actor life along the shores of Chicago's lakefront.
Before Chicago, I lived in Sydney, Australia, where I had the pleasure of performing in television, national ads, plays, and award-winning short films. I'm a passionate dog mom to my little Aussie pup Bella, a half-pug who has her own Instagram account who made the trek across the Pacific Ocean to live the city life with her little pug sister Sukie.
When not on screen or stage, you'll find me busy producing — to date, my shorts have earned over 40 laurels, with 8 Best Acting awards — or geeking out as I put my Masters in Marketing to use, deploying marketing tactics that generate results (#SEOnerd) with metrics you can measure.
Despite my extra-curriculars leading to six concussions and three ER visits, I'm happy to do my own stunts at any time — just don't tell my Dad; he'll try to make me wear a helmet.
Looking for an actress in the Windy City, Wisconsin, Australia, L.A., or anywhere else your filmmaking journey has taken you? Send me a message - I'd love to learn more!
TV / EPISODIC
Upside Brown (Episodes 2, 4, 5 & 8) - Courtney (Supporting - Yashul Productions
Deadly Women - Melinda Raisch (Lead) - Beyond Productions, Investigation Discovery
Work Zones - Elizabeth (Supporting) - Herman Brothers Productions
Burger Snap - Amanda (Lead) - ShunPFilms
Lurker - Chelsea (Lead) - Sparrow Media Co.
Table Two - Lindsay (Lead) - Left Lane Productions
Dead Man's Drink - Gretta Van Tendril (Lead) - Liminal Vision Films
What's So Scary - Amy (Support) - Dead Clown Productions
Cheesecake & Rainbow Tights - Cassie (Lead) - Redacted Media
Pole Climb - Elizabeth (Lead) - Redacted Media, T.C. De Witt
The Perfectionist - Saira & Lady Bum (Lead) - Savanna Wrobel
Groped - Erin (Lead) - Redacted Media, Gita Kapila
Trouble in the Quad - Trudy Fenderson (Support) - Van Bishop Productions
Seven Thirteen - Alexa (Lead) - Lost in Post
Trapdoor - Annie (Lead) Bloodhound Films
Le Matinal - Margaret (Support) - International Film School Sydney
Wii Girl - Wii Girl (Lead) - Embassy Pictures
Lesbian Shorts (Zoom reading) - Various - Pride Arts Center
Loose Knit - Margie - Public House Theatre
Vagina Monologues - Various - Public House Theatre
Come Blow Your Horn - Peggy - James Downing Theatre
El Stories - Various - Waltzing Mechanics
Witches of Eastwick - Sukie - Fred’s House Productions (Australia)
The Underpants - Louise - Dramac (Australia)
††On the Shelf - Cauliflower - Short + Sweet Sydney (Australia)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Hippolyta - Dramac (Australia)
Oz on the Rox - Glinda - Lips & Hips Cabaret (Australia)
DDB Asia-Pacific; Commercial credits and footage available upon request
*Finalist, Short + Sweet Sydney Play Festival
TRAINING & SKILLS
The Forge: Audition Intensive (Sarah Cayce, CSA)
Vagabond School of the Arts: Auditioning for TV, Film & Theatre (Becca McCracken), Commercial Audition Workshop (Jess Lyons), On-Camera Level 1 & 2 (Robyn Coffin & Maura Kidwell), Two-Cam Jam (Michael McCracken), Odd Comedy On Camera (Stephanie Potakis), The Director Sessions (Ann Filmer, Marti Lyons, Scott Weinstein), The Centered Actor (Erica Sartini-Combs, Evie Gaynor)
Acting Studio Chicago: Auditioning for Theatre (Adam Belcuore), Voice Over Level 1 (Norm Boucher)
Remy Bumppo: Scene Study Masterclass x 3 (Marti Lyons, Erica Weiss, Nick Sandys, Jessica Thebus, Nick Bowling, Michael Halberstam), Shavian Scene Study (Nick Sandys, James Bohnen), Shake Up Your Shakespeare I & II (Nick Sandys), Crashing the Audition Process (Linda Gillum)
Second City: Improv for Actors 1 & 2 (Scott Goldstein), Improv Immersion (Tim Soszko)
Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia: Scene Study Masterclass x 6 (Howard Fine), Alexander Technique (Jean-Louie Rodrigue), Speech and Singing for Actors (David Courie), The Art of the Close-Up (Marilyn McIntyre), Audition for Film and TV (Howard Fine)
The Australian Film and Television Academy: National Actor's On Camera Intensive x 3 (Dave Newman, Tom McSweeney, Bill Hughes, Tony Bonner, Greg Apps, Alison Telford, and additional directors/casting directors)
Screenwise Sydney: Eric Morris Masterclass (Sam Atwell)
Actors Pulse Australia: Meisner Technique (Billy Milionis)
Pole Dancing (Highly skilled), Marketing, Jet-Skiing (Highly skilled), Cheerleading, Rollerblading, Golf, Table Tennis, Fishing, Paddle-Boarding, Outdoor Adventure Sports such as Rappelling and Canyoning, Yoga, Jewelry-Making, Painting, Marketing, Photography, Running in Heels
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
CHEESECAKE & RAINBOW TIGHTS - Actor (Cassie, Lead), Co-Writer, and Producer.
Selected laurels include:
Winner - Best Short Length Fiction Film, Chicago International Indie Film Festival
Winner - Best Actress, Paradise Film Festival
Winner - Best Actress / Best Director, Chicago Cinema Awards
Winner - World Cinema Awards, Best Acting Duo
Semi-Finalist - Best Comedy Short, Kings Cross Film Awards
Selected - Best Live Action Short Film, Metropolis Film Festival
Nominee - Best Actress, Best Editor, Best Original Music, Indie Motion Film Awards
POLE CLIMB - Actor (Elizabeth, Lead), Co-Writer, and Producer.
Selected laurels include:
Winner - Aladerri Film Festival, Best Comedy Short
Winner - Best Actress Comedy Short, Freewheeling Film Awards
Winner - Best Actress, Crown Wood International Film Festival
Winner - Best Comedy Short Film, Anatolia International Film Festival
Nominee - Beloit International Film Festival
Selected - Women's Comedy Film Festival Chicago
SEVEN THIRTEEN - Actor (Alexis, Lead) and Producer.
Finalist - Chicago 48 Hour Film Competition
Winner - Best Use of Required Line, Chicago 48 Hour Film Competition
Le MATINAL - Actor (Margaret, Support)
Nominee - Best Supporting Actress, Short Film, Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
LOVER'S COAT - Actor (Vicky, Lead)
Winner - L.A. Shorts, November 2016